Feminism at work: crafting feminist ideals in and beyond the creative sector.
when : 31/01/2019 - 18h00
location: The Project Space Gallery (Victoria Yards), 16 Viljoen St, Lorentzville, Johannesburg, 2094 , Johannesburg
country: South Africa
From the recent #MeToo movement to long-term local women's rights campaigns in South Africa, many critical conversations about women, feminism and the state of equality have been held over the past year. South Africa’s Constitution protects the equal rights of all, and includes statutory and policy architecture for gender empowerment and equality. But, as in most countries around the world, South African women are still fighting for equality in all spaces.
During this Night of Ideas, we will focus on the topic of feminism at work and more specifically in the creative world, through the experience of four women working in the creative sector. Our four panellists will discuss how being a woman has impacted their careers, and will share their understandings of feminism. They will talk about their own career path and struggles, and the role of women in nourishing their work, in areas ranging from arts to film to gastronomy.
• How can we, women and men, help each other succeed?
• Is being a woman in the creative sector a strength or a weakness?
• How have our panellists lived and perceived their feminist and/or feminine values throughout their careers?
Join us for a debate to discuss these questions and more.
Nandipha Mntambo, Artist
Fanny Glissant, Documentary producer
Jabulile Newman, DLA winner and Director of the web series Foxy Five